Issue 104
16 December 2014
 Screen NSW eNewsletter December 2014
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
15 Dec 14 | Screen NSW wishes you a happy festive season

Screen NSW wish you and your families a safe and happy festive season and New Year.

We look forward to working with you in 2015.
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13 Nov 14 | Screen NSW Annual Report 2013-14 now available

The Screen NSW Annual Report 2013-14 is now available on our website.

To view it, please visit the Annual Report publications webpage.

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12 Dec 14 | Screen NSW seeks Development and Production Executives

Screen NSW welcomes applications for two Development and Production Executive roles.

For more information visit the Jobs NSW website.

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12 Dec 14 | Slate Development Loan Fund

The Screen NSW Slate Development Loan Fund is for production companies interested in an alternative path for development funding.

The SDLF offers speed to market and flexibility in development for established companies with proven volume of development and production in NSW.
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11 Dec 14 | Inside The Writers Room winners announced

Northern Rivers Screenworks has announced three talented writers from the Northern Rivers region as the winners of an opportunity to escalate their screen writing careers. The three winners - Byron resident Jonathan Gilbert, Bangalow resident Brett Stephens and Nimbin resident Triny Roe - all recently submitted examples of their script writing as part of their application to the Screenworks’ Inside the Writers' Room Program.
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10 Dec 14 | Deluxe Australia launches Deluxe DailiesVu on upcoming feature Truth

Deluxe has created a world-class technology platform which is extensively used on Hollywood productions that is now available to New South Wales and Australian productions. Deluxe DailiesVu™ is a proprietary technical platform which streamlines the entire production process and is completely scalable for large and small projects.

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22 Dec 14 | Gear hire discount from Metro Screen

While Metro Screen is closed for business over the holiday season they are extending a special offer for filmmakers still in production. Receive 11 days of gear hire for the price of 3 when hire for the period of 24 December 2014 to 5 January 2015.

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12 Dec 14 | The LEGO Movie nominated for Golden Globe Award

Screen NSW congratulates Animal Logic on The LEGO Movie's nomination for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

The category includes competition from How To Train Your Dragon 2, Big Hero 6, The Book Of Life and The Boxtrolls.
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11 Dec 14 | Strangerland selected for Sundance Film Festival 2015

Feature film Strangerland, filmed on location in regional NSW earlier this year and starring Nicole Kidman, has been selected to screen at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January 2015.

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09 Dec 14 | AACTA Award nominations for Screen NSW supported projects

NSW produced films and television program again feature strongly in the AACTA nominations, Australia’s Academy Awards, to be announced in Sydney in January 2015.

Screen NSW supported productions have received a total of more than 70 nominations.
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24 Nov 14 | 2014 APDG Award winners announced

Screen NSW congratulates all NSW nominees and winners of the 4th annual APDG Awards which celebrate achievements in Australian production design and were recently held in Sydney.

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08 Dec 14 | Tropfest winners 2014

Screen NSW congratulates all NSW Tropfest winners for 2014. Tropfest was held in Centenial Park earlier this month and will again be open for entries in 2015.

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05 Dec 14 | Aussie Wins at the New York Film Critics Awards

Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook has won Best First Film and The LEGO® Movie has taken out Best Animated Film at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

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11 Dec 14 | Bushwhacked! nominated for Kidscreen

Series 2 of Bushwhacked!, the smash hit kids TV format by Mint Pictures, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Kidscreen Awards for Best Kids Non-Animated or Mixed Series.

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09 Dec 14 | Habitat The Game nominated for iKids Award

Habitat The Game has been nominated for  a 2015 iKids Award in the Best Kids Learning App (Smartphone) category. Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony taking place 24 February 2014, during Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

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15 Dec 14 | Film & TV short courses @ AFTRS Open

In the new year AFTRS Open will hold its Summer School 5-day introductory intensives in film, TV and radio, plus industry event REFRAME: Screen Industries Future Trends. Remember to book Book 28 days in advance to receive the 10% Early Bird Discount. 

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01 Jan 15 | Training courses in the New Year with Metro Screen

Metro Screen has some great short courses on offer in the New Year including Production Management, Director's Vision and Film Producing.

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27 Jan 15 | 4th AACTA Awards

The 4th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards will be held in Sydney on Thursday 29 January 2014.

The AACTA Awards are a continuum of the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, which have honoured screen excellence in Australia since 1958. The AACTA Awards recognise film, television and documentary screen craft excellence - including screenwriting, producing and acting, through to cinematography, composition and costume design - across over 40 Awards.
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30 Jan 15 | Flix In The Stix 2015

Film, comedy, music and arts festival Commbank Flix In The Stix returns to NSW in 2015.

Featuring a brand new collection of award winning international short films curated by Australian actress Deborah Mailman, combined with live music from ARIA award winning artists, My Friend The Chocolate Cake and comedy sensation Tripod.
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19 Feb 15 | Mardi Gras Film Festival 2015

The Mardi Gras Film Festival 2015 will take place in Sydney from February 19 to March 5.

To see the full program, buy tickets and passes please visit the Queer Screen website.
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23 Feb 15 | AIDC presents Net-Work-Play

Connect with the best minds in factual screen content creation, broadcasting and technology at The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) 2015 event: NET-WORK-PLAY.

The new three-day event focuses on the collision of content and technology, and is the place for you to build relationships that will lead to the future of content collaborations.
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06 Mar 15 | Byron Bay International Film Festival

The 9th Byron Bay International Film Festival will take place in Byron Bay from 6 to 15 March 2015.

For more information visit the Bryon Bay International Film Festival website.
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27 Jan 15 | Metro Screen Raw Nerve 2015 theme announced

Metro Screen in collaboration with Screen Australia will commission three NSW filmmaking teams (producer, director, writer) in 2015 to produce short films to be assessed for broadcast on ABC2 television.

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30 Jan 15 | Newport Beach Film Festival call for entries

The 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from over fifty different countries, as well as red carpet events, premiere galas, popular industry seminar series, spotlights, and question and answer sessions with filmmakers.

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09 Feb 15 | Arts and Disability Project Funding call for entries

Funding between $20,000 and $60,000 is available to support professional arts projects for people with disability in NSW.

Arts and cultural organisations, disability organisations, partnerships and groups are eligible apply. The funding will support projects that increase the involvement of people with disability in arts and cultural activities. The funding aims to improve social outcomes for people with disability.
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16 Feb 15 | ADG Awards call for entries

The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) has announced that Earlybird Entries are officially open for the 2015 ADG Awards.

The ADG Awards are to be held in May, 2015.
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27 Feb 15 | 2015 Sydney Film Festival submissions now open

Sydney Film Festival 2015 is now taking submissions through FilmFestivalLife online. Submissions close on 27 February 2015.

The festival will run 3 - 14 June 2015 across Sydney. 2015 marks the 45th year of the Festival presenting its Australian short film competition, making it the oldest short film competition in Australia.
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04 Mar 15 | Good Pitch2 Australia 2015 call for entries

GOOD PITCH² AUSTRALIA - the international forum for social impact documentaries – will return to Sydney in 2015 after its successful inaugural event in October 2014.

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20 Feb 15 | Top film directors help WaterAid and WorldView launch sH2Orts film competition

Top film directors help WaterAid and WorldView launch sH2Orts film competition filmmakers Shekhar Kapur and Philip Bloom are supporting the sH2Orts film competition, which has been launched by international charity WaterAid and WorldView for budding filmmakers across the world.

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